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si seed

  • v  withdraw from an organization or communion

  • Will some family named Knezevic decide it's time to secede from northern Kosovo? Will Bob, the Kenezvics' 17-year-old son who doesn't really talk to anyone at holiday dinners .
  • Later, answering news reporters' questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why .
  • If the constitution gives the republics the right to secede, why can't Kosovo secede? Kosovo wasn't a republic as defined by the old Yugoslavian constitution .
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  • Antonin Scalia in Reuters
    Only Scalia replied: "I cannot imagine that such a question could ever reach the Supreme Court. To begin with, the answer is clear. If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede."
  • Richard Holbrooke in Hürriyet
    His long-term policy seems clear: to place his Serb entity, Republika Srpska, in a position to secede if the opportunity arises,Ashdown and Holbrooke warned, adding that Dodik has "in two years, reversed much of the real progress in Bosnia...

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